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National Summary

Today

Mainly dry but rather dull or cloudy with just some drizzle in the northwest and north and misty conditions around southern and western coasts. Mild and humid with top temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes.

Tonight

Tonight will continue mostly dry with just some drizzle in the northwest and north and misty conditions will persist in southern and western areas and some fog locally. Staying mild tonight with lowest temperatures between 10 and 14 degrees and winds will fall light.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow will be another mostly dry day with cloud thinning to give hazy sunshine. It will continue warm with top temperatures reaching 17 to 23 degrees in light southerly breezes. However, patchy sea-fog may affect eastern and southern coasts through the day.

Outlook

OUTLOOK: The warm and humid weather is set to last another few days, however thundery rain will may break out across the western half of the country later Friday, moving into other areas after dark. An uncertain breakdown this weekend with temperatures falling back, however they should still reach the high teens or possibly even low 20s locally on Saturday. TOMORROW NIGHT: Dry with long clear spells, and slack, mostly southeast breezes. Lowest temperatures of just 10 to 12 degrees Celsius.THURSDAY: A very warm and dry day right across Ireland; some areas seeing unbroken sunshine. South to southeast breezes will be light to moderate in strength. Warmest maxima are expected across midlands, west and northwest; values in these areas into the mid 20s, possibly even marginally higher. Temperatures across other areas will range from 18 to 23 degrees Celsius, warmest inland, away from any sea breezes. Sunshine in the south and east may however not be quite as reliable, with the risk of fog closer to the coastline here. FRIDAY: Another very warm and humid day with lengthy spells of hazy sunshine; highest maxima shifting slightly eastwards. Highest temperatures will again range from the high teens to the mid 20's, locally higher, with warmest values away from southern and western coastal areas. Whilst many areas should stay dry, indications are that organised heavy showers will break out later in the day across the western half of the country. Southeast breezes will again be light to moderate in strength, but gusty in around any downpours. THIS WEEEKEND: Latest indications suggest temperatures will slip back to the high teens on average, still feeling rather warm and humid though with mostly light breezes. Sunshine less abundant, with uncertainty as regards rainfall amounts.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1018, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

West, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 32 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 9 Miles, 1022, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southwest, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1022, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

Southwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

Southwest, 15 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Southwest, 13 Knots, Mist, 1.6 Miles, 1020, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South, 12 Knots, Wave ht:0.4 m, 1021, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Southwest, 7 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, 1023, Rising slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southwest, 14 Knots, Wave height not available, 1018, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 2.0 m, 1017, Rising slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Friday 12 May 2017 Issued at 0500 Thursday 11 May 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A light, variable airflow covers Ireland as high pressure declines over central Europe. A shallow depression will approach the southeast coast today.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Rossan Pt to Belfast Lough

Wind: Mainly southerly force 3 or less, becoming variable or northerly this evening and becoming variable tonight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Belfast Lough to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: North to northeast force 3 or less, becoming variable tonight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen head to Loop Head to Slyne Head

Wind: Northerly force 3 or less, veering northwesterly force 2 to 4 this afternoon, decreasing force 2 or 3 later this evening, continuing the same overnight.

Weather: Fair this morning, showers developing in the south this afternoon, extending northwards and becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Saturday 13 May 2017: Generally light to moderate variable winds, Scattered showers, some heavy.

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